teamhurtmore - Member
What economists might refer to as the "crowding out effect." Lots of people work extremely hard to address the (valid) points that Brand raises and tend to stick at it. They are the people who should be listened to (and are).But instead we are "suckered" into believing that we require a "celebrity" (who ironically is a very good example of how social mobility is actually very alive and kicking) to be a representative of the people, when he is nothing of the sort.
Cause comes before effect, traditionally- Brand isn't crowding anyone out, he's adding an extra voice to a lot of frankly unheard ones and speaking to an audience they're not reaching never mind engaging with.